phone: 207.333.8521 email:
Visit WHC at 260 Center St, Middleboro, MA, suite 5 & 6.
Psychotherapy sessions also available by video chat, a convenient and accessible way to get the support you need.
Onsite Workshops available for groups, professionals and clinical teams.
Creative Therapy (Link in process)
What are you looking to solve?
Psychotherapy is widely understood as talk therapy, sitting with a practitioner and solely focusing on our wounds of the past. Yet, psychotherapy is far more complicated and nuanced.
If it seems that an element of the past is impacting your current life than it is worthwhile to explore. A psychotherapist is a guide in exploration, processing, and ultimately moving beyond unwanted ties to trauma, difficult experiences or relationships.
However, psychotherapy frequently has nothing to do with the past. Often it is about releasing damaging beliefs that are hindering your life's movement forward, noticing and changing behaviors that are no longer serving you, gaining insight into who you currently are while gathering a clear picture of who you'd like to be. The psychotherapist offers ideas, strategies, insight, resources and guidance to support you along your way.
However, when you leave the therapy session you must become your own therapist. Our time with each individual is brief, therefore, it is the job of the client to take what was accomplished in session forward into daily life to create lasting change. In this way, with purposeful action, desired change is achieved.
Life Coaching is geared toward making concise life changes. A client may desire to improve a career, master a loving body image, write a book, pursue a passion, and so on.
Sometimes a client may not be sure what changes need to occur in order to improve their life experience. This is where psychotherapy and life coaching intertwine by assisting in identifying impeding beliefs and then letting go, all while fostering confidence and empowerment to move toward actualization.
Sarah Dionne offers creative methods to create and sustain change including weekly emails, letter correspondence or meeting with you in the community. Contact Sarah to learn more about these unique and effective strategies for change.
Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapy observes how family members and couples behave with one another and then identifies problems that seem to be the source of the presenting concerns. Ways to change the problems are designed so that each individual has his or her needs met and the family unit can work for the benefit of everyone.
PSYCH-K® is a powerful method of changing underlying beliefs that stand between you and your goals... quickly. It is a combination of applied kinesiology and deep introspection that creates the internal environment for brain integration; that is the synthesis of the conscious, subconscious and superconscious minds.
The benefit of this integration is profound. Imagine no longer being bound in fear or anxiety. Imagine being able to choose what you desire to think and believe regardless of others' opinions. Imagine feeling free to be you... authentically you. That is what PSYCH-K® offers.
Currently, sessions can only be provided in person. Sessions can range from 60, 75 or 90 minutes.
Stress Management for Busy People: Free Workshop
Facilitated by Sarah Dionne & Malissa Shea
*Next date to be announced
Description: Life is demanding. Work and family are enough without the million other things that need your attention; chores, errands, holidays, soccer practice, dance lessons, on and on. So how to manage when you’re feeling totally stressed or overwhelmed?
You will learn about the impact of stress, how to know if you’re facing ‘burn-out’, and concrete ways of bringing stress down even during your busy schedule.
We are happy to offer Free 15 minute massages thanks to our massage therapist, Bryanna Wynn! Sign up upon arrival, limited space available.
Come, learn and relax!
More About Workshops
WHC also offers a range of workshops for employees, clinical teams and the community. These workshops can be hosted at your agency or place of business.
Free Workshops May be Available to Host at Your Business!
Massage therapy has multiple benefits in physical, mental and spiritual healing. It relaxes muscle tissue reducing painful tension and contractions. Massage also relieves compressed nerves. When muscles are relaxed and nerves are no longer compressed this allows them to absorb proper nutrients and operate more efficiently. The nerves can assume their normal work of transmitting messages to and from the brain, which improves the health of the muscles and organs.
Massage therapy can reduce a number of physical problems associated with stress, such as hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, insomnia, persistent fatigue, sexual dysfunction and digestive disorders.
However, beyond the physical, massage is also extremely beneficial in managing symptoms associated with mental illness and trauma related problems including post traumatic stress. Unmanaged stress in the body increases difficult symptoms associated with these issues including panic attacks, overwhelming anxiety, traumatic responses, major depression, mania, and more. A key piece in the treatment of these problems is decreasing the stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, in the physical body giving room for the mind and spirit to heal.
Physical touch is an essential component to healthy lives. Traumatic experiences can make physical touch seem scary or confusing. Massage therapy allows for the experience of appropriate and professional contact building trust in the self and others.
Yoga psychotherapy is a unique and effective method of intertwining the body, mind, and spirit within psychotherapy and life coaching. It is not similar to a typical Yoga class and differs from "Yoga therapy". The fundamental movements and practices of Yoga are used within the context of a session to experience being within your body. Through exploring these experiences, negative emotions and beliefs about your body and your self image (that have been keeping you from self acceptance, true health and success) can be uncovered and resolved.
In combination with Yogic movement, breath work and mindfulness practices are offered to further your transformation, including Yogic techniques that you will be able to use on a daily basis to sustain long lasting change.
Video chat therapy is a confidential way to get the help you need without going into an office. This can be beneficial in many cases, including due to disability, geographic distance or to manage public health concerns. You will be able to connect with your therapist and create a meaningful, supportive relationship through effective remote interaction.
Your therapist may ask you some questions about the space you are using to ensure it is safe and private, she may also ask you to sign a consent form to ensure that you understand everything you need to know about remote therapy.
Contact each provider to find out if they offer telehealth services.
Creative Arts Eating Disorder Treatment Group
Sarah Dionne, MSW, LICSW
Teens 13 - 18 years old
Adults 18 years +
4:00pm to 5:30pm
6 week session period
Age groups alternate in six week cycles dependent on enrollment
Maximum of 6 members per session
Members may continue enrollment into future sessions upon request and approval
Session dates to be posted
Eating disorders are complex, often misunderstood and potentially life threatening. While these disorders are serious and prevalent in our community, there are very few local resources to treat them. Youth and young adults living with eating disorders need consistent and specialized support to achieve and sustain recovery. To address both the mental health and behavioral components of the disorder, this group provides a combination of creative arts therapies, mindfulness, behavioral therapies & nutritional coaching.
Members will end the group with appropriate resources and a plan for continued recovery in place.
Preliminary and discharge family sessions are included to help create lasting change at home and in the community.
Contact Sarah Dionne for more information on fees and how to apply
Friendship and Relationships Skills Group for Teens and Young Adults
Melissa Shea, M.Ed, LMHC
9:00 - 10:30AM ages 11 to 13 years
11:00AM - 12:30PM ages 14 to 17 years
6:00 - 7:30PM ages 18 years +
8 week session periods, maximum 6 members per session
Session dates to be posted
Feeling unable to communicate your needs and make meaningful connections with others can create loneliness and isolation. We can also find ourselves in many situations where we need to adapt to different personalities and conversations, which can be very overwhelming.
This group addresses effective communication skills, conflict resolution, use of empathy, relationship management and respect. The groups are age appropriate to address issues that are prevalent in your life.
You will have opportunities to identify problems, brainstorm resolutions and put these ideas into action with the ongoing support of your group.
Click here for fee information.
Contact Melissa Shea for more information